The Edwin Hotel, an independent luxury boutique hotel that is part of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection, is now open in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It was developed by Vision Hospitality Group under President and CEO Mitch Patel.
The new 90-room hotel is located in the city’s downtown Bluff View Arts District overlooking the Tennessee River and the popular Walnut Street Bridge. Features include the Whitebird restaurant on the ground floor and the Whiskey Thief rooftop bar. It also has a market with regional goods and snacks and a spa.
The hotel is named after Edwin Thatcher, who led the development of the Walnut Street Bridge in 1891. “Our aim is to make The Edwin a cultural hub where both visitors and locals feel drawn to experience our modern day, Southern hospitality,” Patel said.
Rooms come equipped with Amazon Echo Dots as well as Crosley Record Players, and guests can borrow albums from the hotel’s listening library. Other amenities include private docent tours at the nearby Hunter Museum of American Art, guided tastings at Chattanooga Whiskey and complimentary outdoor gear, including stand-up paddle boards and kayaks.
The Edwin also has a fitness center offering yoga sessions and boot camps, as well as outdoor plunge pool with cabanas for rent. Throughout the property are 75 pieces of artwork commissioned from 65 local artists.
In May, Vision Hospitality opened its SpringHill Suites Downtown Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia. It has more than 40 hotels in its portfolio.